Specsavers Home Visits Recognise Local Carers

A home visiting opticians’ service based in the North East recently celebrated Dementia Awareness Week by paying local care homes a visit.

The Newcastle domiciliary team, based in Sunderland but covering every corner of the North East and Cumbria, visited two care homes last week (May 13-19) delivering cakes to hard-working staff.

Appreciation for Care Home Staff

The team checked in at both Bede House and Hylton Grange in Sunderland to drop off the sweet treats in recognition of the efforts they make daily to care for residents.

The Specsavers Newcastle domiciliary team have patients in both care homes and were keen to raise awareness of memory loss conditions as well as the impact on those who care for people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Strengthening Community Bonds

Specsavers Newcastle domiciliary optometrist director Hugh Loughran says:

“We were delighted to make a small gesture that we hope brightened the day of our hard-working carers in Sunderland. While memory loss conditions are distressing for those living with them, the impact on carers and families is as severe. We enjoy a wonderful working relationship with both Bede House and Hylton Grange and are keen to continue strengthening our partnership to help deliver the best care possible to residents.”

Comprehensive Eye Care at Home

Home visits opticians bring all the expertise and equipment of a store optician with them on the road, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for customers.

The Newcastle business, which stretches across Cumbria and Northumberland, serves 10,000 people a year on average. Specsavers’ team of experienced mobile opticians provide a comprehensive eye care service, and customers can benefit from a free NHS-funded eye test, a wide selection of glasses, and high standards of care – all from the comfort of their own home. Specsavers Home Visits covers more than 90% of the UK.

Services for Care Homes and Sheltered Housing

The Specsavers Home Visits teams can also visit patients in care homes and sheltered housing.

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